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L.A. Parent Launches ‘Connections: Conversations With Parenting Experts’

Join us as family experts discuss a wide range of parenting topics that will contribute to the growth of resilient, confident and happy children. Our new speaker series launches at 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Join us at the Beverly Hills Public Library (444 N. Rexford Dr.) to hear from Pat Levitt, Ph.D., Roma Khetarpal and Dawn A. Kurtz, Ph.D. Admission is free, but space is limited. Preregistration … Read Article

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L.A. Nature Pass Gives All-in-One for Zoo, Museum and Aquarium Fun

The Aquarium of the Pacific, the Natural History Museum and the L.A. Zoo have partnered to create the Nature Pass, a one-of-a-kind ticket package that offers discounted admission to these three local institutions. With a Nature Pass, families can save money while learning about animals that existed in the past and those that live today – on land, in water and in the air. You can see the Zoo’s … Read Article

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3 Must-Do Self-care Tips For Moms

Areva Martin is a busy woman. She is an attorney, legal analyst and commentator who often appears on “The Doctors,” “Dr. Phil,” “Dr. Drew” and “Good Morning America.” She founded and runs the resource and advocacy organization Special Needs Network and is a wife and mother of three, with one son on the autism spectrum. And – believe it or not – she has learned to take good care of herself. “I … Read Article

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On the Record: Confessions of a Helicopter Mom

I’m a helicopter mom. I hover over my 5-year-old daughter, Sofia, watching and listening to everything she does and imposing my ideas and interests on her in hopes she’ll choose what I think is best. My friends call me “controlling,” but I thought being a helicopter mom meant you were being protective, loving, motivating and educating. I was dead wrong, and my helicopter made a hard landing. I … Read Article